Posted by **Hannah** on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:17pm.

Sue is building a triangle out of sticks. The length of the first side is "a" and the second side is of length "b". The length of the third side must be between 8 and 26 units. Find the product of "a" and "b".

- Pre-Calculus -
**Steve**, Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:31pm
we know that 8 < a+b < 26, and if a>b,

c-b < a < c+b

Other than that, there's not much to go on.

For example, we could have

c a b

8 4 6

13 9 9

and lots of others.

Is there something not explained?

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